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Tension mounts as leaders of top listing portals talk real estate’s future [VIDEO]

Real estate's destiny: personal, transparent and ... zealous

Trulia CEO Pete Flint, realtor.com President Errol Samuelson, Zillow Chief Operating Officer Greg Schwartz, Redfin CEO Glenn Kelman and Forbes real estate reporter Morgan Brennan discussed the future of real estate in one of the most charged sessions so far at Real Connect San Francisco. With the large real estate search portals beginning to offer more tech tools to agents in the last year -- Zillow began offering IDX websites to agents last May, Trulia signed a definitive agreement to buy agent software provider giant Market Leader in March, and realtor.com acquired customer relationship management platform TigerLeads Solutions last September -- they're beginning to overlap with brokerages in those spaces. Real Estate Connect San Francisco 2013 "The Industry Destiny: Imagine Your Industry in 2018" panel (35:04). "There's a schizm in the industry," Kelman said. "(Some agents are asking) what am I paying my broker for?" he said, which led to a charged moment on the p...